StudyLink for domestic students

Financial assistance for fees, living costs and equipment-related costs are available for domestic students through the Student Allowance and Loan Service provided by the Ministry of Social Development.

There are a number of ways StudyLink can help pay for your study. They can help you sort a budget and find out what you can get.  StudyLink may be able to help with:

  • compulsory course fees
  • course-related costs (eg, books, laptop, etc)
  • day-to-day living costs
  • other costs (eg disability or childcare)

The amount you get will depend on your age, income and course type. 

If you require a loan and/or allowance you should contact Study Link well in advance as it can take between three and four weeks for your application to be processed.

Details of Student Loans and Allowances are available at  You can also contact them on Phone 0800 889 900 for details.

First time Student Loan Applications :

Returning Student Loan Applications: